List of the best Stevie Ray Vaughan songs, ranked by fans like you. This immensely talented guitarist is often cited as the premiere blues musician of the '80s. Though Vaughan's career was cut tragically short by a fatal helicopter accident, he managed to leave a lasting impression on the genre. This list includes every major Stevie Ray Vaughan single, from "Pride and Joy" to "Crossfire," but true fans know there are other great songs to vote on besides the radio hits. Music videos and audio videos are included next to each song name, so if you haven't heard it you can listen to it right here on this page. Is one of your favorite Stevie Ray Vaughan songs missing from this poll?
One of the last true guitar heroes, SRV reinvigorated the blues for a new generation of players with his phenomenal style. Here are 20 of his finest moments. Stinging, badass blues-guitar licks leapt out of the mix, demanding to be heard.
Buy on Amazon. The album is raw but you can easily hear his genius throughout the entire album. While Vaughan is known for his guitar work, this is a particularly lovely vocal performance.
For someone who spent a mere seven and a half years as a heavy player on the world stage, Texas guitar-slinger Stevie Ray Vaughan left behind a wealth of recorded material—and one hell of a legacy. He even had time to star in his own mini rock-star drama of drug and alcohol addiction, breakdown, recovery and triumphant return. Our list digs deep into his six-string artistry, while taking historical importance and other factors into account.